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handles and heat

updated sun 1 apr 07

 

Deborah Thuman on fri 30 mar 07


A friend asked me about this, and I got to thinking there's got to be
some solution - I just don't know what it is.

Is there a way to make a handle for a mug or a casserole dish where the
handle doesn't get unbearably hot when there's something hot in the
container? Does the size of the handle have anything to do with
transfer of heat?

Deb
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Lynne and Bruce Girrell on sat 31 mar 07


Deborah,

I can't say I've really had this problem, but there is a solution. Create a
handle that has a lot of surface area that allows air to move past it. A
finned extrusion or a carved surface would work. You could punch holes
(mostly vertically oriented) through the handle, too. Also a matte dark
color will radiate heat better (and therefore cool more readily) than a
shiny light color.

Bruce "hot stuff" Girrell

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Russel Fouts on sun 1 apr 07


>> Is there a way to make a handle for a mug or a casserole dish where
the handle doesn't get unbearably hot when there's something hot in the
container? Does the size of the handle have anything to do with transfer
of heat? <<

I thought that was why you made handles.

Why spoil a nice cup shape with a handle if not for that reason. ;-)

Russel